from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous North American tree (Quercus velutina) having divided leaves with pointed lobes, a blackish outer bark, a yellowish inner bark, and durable wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Oak.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
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Grass-blades were thin and pale, and wet black oak leaves lay in the falls of years, roots arched among them like stiffened serpents.
Mrs Cantrip must have entered the ancient house-to Wexford it appeared at least four hundred years old-by a black oak door which stood ajar.
They were of black oak let into a kind of steeply sloping tunnel in the thick wall.